The “Fifth Major” on the LPGA tour, the Evian Championship is also one of two major championships for the Ladies European Tour. The Evian Championship is played at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains , France in September.
Unlike the Men’s tours, which agree on the existence of four “Majors,” the LPGA and LET diverge strongly on the issue. The LPGA lists the ANA Inspiration, Women’s PGA Championship, US Women’s Open, the Women’s British Open and the Evian Championship as Majors. The LET recognizes only the Women’s British Open and the Evian Championship.
The Evian Championship first teed off in 1994 as the Evian Masters., and was recognized as an event only by the LET. In 2000, the Evian Masters was recognized as an LPGA-LET co-sanctioned tournament. The tournament was renamed the Evian Championship in 2013, and was recognized as the LPGA’s fifth Major.
The Evian Championship currently is the second-richest event in women’s golf, after the US Women’s Open.
From 1994 to 2007, the Evian Championship was a limited field, no-cut event. In 2007, the field was expanded from 78 players to 90, and a cut was in place after the second round. In 2010, the field expanded to 111.
A list of Evian Championship winners follows.
|LET and LPGA Co-Sanctioned Major|
|2016||Chun In-gee||South Korea||63-66-65-69||-21||4 strokes|
|2015||Lydia Ko||New Zealand||69-69-67-63=268||−16||6 strokes|
|2014||Kim Hyo-joo||South Korea||61-72-72-68=273||−11||1 stroke|
|2013||Suzann Pettersen||Norway||66-69-68=203 (54 holes - rain)||−10||2 strokes|
|LET and LPGA co-sanctioned event|
|2012||Inbee Park||South Korea||71-64-70-66=271||−17||2 strokes|
|2011||Ai Miyazato||Japan||68-68-67-70=273||−15||2 strokes|
|2010||Jiyai Shin||South Korea||68-70-71-66=274||−14||1 stroke|
|2007||Natalie Gulbis||United States||72-69-73-70=284||−4||Playoff|
|2006||Karrie Webb||Australia||67-68-69-68=272||−16||1 stroke|
|2005||Paula Creamer||United States||68-68-66-71=273||−15||8 strokes|
|2004||Wendy Doolan||Australia||68-68-69-65=270||−18||1 stroke|
|2003||Juli Inkster||United States||66-72-64-65=267||−21||6 strokes|
|2002||Annika Sörenstam||Sweden||68-67-65-69=269||−19||4 strokes|
|2001||Rachel Teske||Australia||71-68-66-68=273||−15||1 stroke|
|1999||Catrin Nilsmark||Sweden||69-70-72-68=279||−9||2 strokes|
|1998||Helen Alfredsson||Sweden||70-69-73-65=277||−11||4 strokes|
|1996||Laura Davies||England||72-69-65-68=274||−14||4 strokes|
|1995||Laura Davies||England||68-67-69-67=271||−17||5 strokes|
|1994||Helen Alfredsson||Sweden||71-73-73-70=287||−1||3 strokes|